Disabled children in England 'finding it increasingly hard to access council care'

Posted: March 14, 2017
Category: News

http://files.constantcontact.com/ca3da02a001/8e7da5f0-dfeb-4556-9fd4-88afe1594a25.jpgA National Children’s Bureau (NCB) report estimates there has been a 50% rise in the number of disabled children in England with complex needs since 2004, including a doubling in the number of children with complex autism. However, despite the increase, it says official data shows proportionately fewer disabled children appear to qualify for council help, suggesting services are setting higher thresholds for accessing care.

Disabled children in England ‘finding it increasingly hard to access council care’